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Location: Stonewall Road, Saddle River, NJ
Square Feet: 20,000
This “Ultimate Estate” is located on a prestigious street in Saddle River, NJ. It spans across 20,000 square feet and boasts 8 bedroom suites, 8 full and 6 half baths, a grand ballroom, an indoor pool with spa, indoor racquetball/basketball court, home theater with snack bar, game room, billiards room, and a 2,000 bottle wine cellar.
This property is listed with Vicky Gaily at Special Properties
Originally listed for $17 million and subsequently reduced to just $13.9 million, hip hop queen Mary J Blige bought this mega mansion for just $12.3 million (in cash), well below the original asking price. This 18,250 square foot newly constructed mansion boasts 8 bedroom suites 8 full and 3 half baths, a 14-seat movie theater, a fitness center, an indoor hardwood basketball court and an elevator.
Villa La Leopolda, a mansion in France built for the mistresses of King Leopold of Belgium, is said to be just bought by Russian Billionaire Oligarch Roman Abramovich for $500 million. This makes this the most expensive real estate purchase ever. Previous owners of the mansion were said to be software tycoon Bill Gates and the late banking magnate Edmund Safra.
Joseph Simmons, aka Rev Run, and his wife Justine are re-listing their famous mansion in Saddle River, NJ. This house is the filming location of the Simmons’ hit reality television show, Run’s House. The house has 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, and 2 half bathrooms. There is also a meditation room , a movie theater, a recording studio, an inground pool with pool house, and an indoor basketball court.
check out the listing – weichert.com
Name: Russell Simmons
Occupation: Hip-Hop Mogul
Location: 101 Fox Hedge Road, Saddle River, NJ
Square Feet: 35,000
Russell’s palatial pad sits on 4 landscaped acres. It has 35,000 square feet and 20 rooms. This house features 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 30×50 great room, a 100ft gallery, paneled library, conservatory, indoor and outdoor pools, a meditation room, a movie theater with concession stand, and a wine cellar.
-It is listed with Stephanie Rosken at Sotheby’s Prominent Properties.
A Russian billionaire by the name of Valery Kogan had plans to demolish an 18,000 square foot mansion located at 18 Simmons Lane and build an even bigger mansion. The proposed mansion was going to be in excess of 30,000 square feet and include such amenities like eight bedrooms, a gym, theater, lockers, wine cellar, staff quarters, game rooms, a Turkish bath, a Finnish bath and a special room in the basement for grooming dogs. Also the house was going to have 26 toilets! If the plans were put into effect, the house would have had 625,000 cubic feet, making it by far the largest mansion in Greenwich.
The owner of the property is Olga Kogan, Valery’s wife.
Developer: Antares Developers
Location: Greenwich, CT
Square Feet: 35,000
House Name: Lake Carrington
This newly built mega-mansion is on the market for a whopping $28 million and is located in the prestigious Round Hill section of Greenwich, CT. It has its own lake and is situated on almost 9 acres of prime property. This house has 7 bedrooms, 8 full baths, and 10 half baths. This luxurious mansion also comes with a 36 foot long indoor lap pool, a home theater, a 20,000 bottle wine cellar with its own tasting room, squash/basketball court, and 2 elevators.
Professional baseball player, Alex Rodriguez, was rumored to be looking to buy Lake Carrington.
Name: Bill Gates
Occupation: Co-Founder of Microsoft Inc.
Location: Medina, Washington
Square Feet: 50,000 / 66,000 (including garage space and outbuildings)
House Name: The Ecology House
Bill Gates’ technology advanced mega-mansion sits on over 5 acres overlooking Lake Washington. Its 8 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms are spread out over four levels. When entering his house, a pin is worn by guests that upon entrance of a room, it automatically adjusts temperature, music, and lighting based on the guest’s preferences. This lakefront property also includes a 17ft x 60ft swimming pool, a 30 car subterranean garage, a100 visitor reception hall, indoor trampoline room, racquetball-volleyball court, basketball court, a library, a bowling alley, a shooting range, and last but no least, a movie theater. As of 2008, the home’s value was assessed at $147.5 million.